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Head Coach Ryan Day (2019 B1G Media COY)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by NJ-Buckeye, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Brian Kelly ahead of Lincoln Riley? Fucking really? Consecutive heisman winners at the same position but different players — a feat to literally have never been achieved — is considered inferior to a guy that lost by 30 points in 1 national title appearance in a decade?

    Like, what?
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    What Is a Typical Day Like for Ohio State Football Coach Ryan Day?


    Like many of you, Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day is working from home these days.

    With the OSU campus shut down, and the football facilities along with it, Day is running the Ohio State football program from his home office.

    In speaking with reporters via teleconference on Wednesday, Day admitted that this was the first he had actually gotten to use his home office. He is certainly making up for lost time now, however.

    Running a football program when things are going well isn’t easy to do, but Day and Ohio State certainly found a process that has worked for them. That process was scrapped 12 days ago, however, when the University closed down all buildings and sent everyone home.

    So Day and his staff and his players have had to put an entirely new process in place.

    Each morning for the Day family, that process starts with breakfast, then they all get to work on their respective assignments. Day’s wife Nina is helping with the kids’ schoolwork, while Day is taking care of the filmwork. Then comes lunch, followed by some exercise (AKA recess?), then back to work before calling it a day.

    But it’s also a little bit more involved than that.

    “It kind of depends on the day, but for the most part, it’s waking up and watching film,” Day said of his typical day. “Use the morning to try to watch, whether it’s our spring cut ups, studying an NFL team, watch an upcoming opponent. It is a great opportunity to study film. So that’s kind of the morning, and then I’ll quickly get into recruiting. Try to get as many guys as we can on the phone and find out what’s going on in the recruiting world, through text messaging and having those guys call in.”

    With no traveling going on or official visits or, you know, practicing to take up time right now, Day and his staff are also finding time to evaluate recruits. Generally, that’s recruiting director Mark Pantoni’s world, and he has a full staff of people who are well out in front of scouting America’s best prospects. And now they have some help.

    “This is a great opportunity for our staff to spend a lot of time evaluating film, which typically Mark and his staff do a great job of that,” Day said. “We get to watch some highlights, but now we’re kind of diving into some profile tapes and some game tapes, which is really valuable.”

    Then there is also the maintenance of the players and their well-being. Day mentioned several times on the conference call that players today are accustomed to receiving constant feedback, so the coaches are working to make sure they are providing that. He is also routinely checking in with those above him in order to stay abreast of what is going on with the OSU athletic department.

    “[We’re] trying to do the best we can to just get with our staff and figure out what’s going on. If there’s any issues that are going on,” he said. “Communicate with Gene Smith regularly. Communicate with [Deputy Director of Sports] Diana Sabau regularly. [Football Ops] Brian Voltalini, [Player Development]Ryan Stamper, just constantly communicating with them throughout the day, trying to figure out where the issues are and where we need to go next.”

    Then, of course, there is the person that Day calls most — strength coach Mickey Marotti. Day said he and Marotti are on the phone two or three times per day. Players have been sent workout guidelines with the hope — and trust — that they will eventually return as close to their current state as possible.

    “So, a lot of phone calls,” Day said of his routine. “A lot of FaceTiming. And then a lot of watching film.”

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    When Ryan Day entered West Bloomfield (Mich.) High School, a building that Urban Meyer had frequented for years, Lakers head coach Ron Bellamy wasn't sure what to expect.

    Day was replacing a living legend who had such a well-respected reputation in high schools across America that Bellamy, like so many other coaches, had a feeling there would be at least some sort of drop-off for Ohio State and the Buckeyes' recruiting.

    He was quickly convinced otherwise.

    “The scary part about Coach Day is that when he came in, I was like he's a nice guy and, selfishly as a Wolverine, I'm like maybe this is the guy we can beat,” Bellamy told Eleven Warriors in a February interview. “And then I met him, and I'm like, shit, he's just like Urban.

    “You're having a conversation with them, and I thought, ‘Oh, he's a nice guy. He'll ride the momentum from Urban.’ And then you sit down and you talk to him, and it was like damn they're the same – in the fact that they're super aggressive, but they're different in their approach.”

    When Meyer was the receivers coach at Notre Dame, he recruited Bellamy out of Bellamy's Archbishop Shaw High School in Louisiana before Bellamy chose Michigan. So Bellamy became plenty familiar with how Meyer is on the recruiting trail, and that became doubly true when Bellamy became head coach at West Bloomfield, where Meyer began recruiting guys like Lance Dixon (2019 Penn State linebacker commit) and Donovan Edwards.

    Meyer was always very engaging and down to business, and though Bellamy discovered that Day was a little more laid back, their approaches and the conversations they had were still strikingly similar.

    “Both guys' approach to the game is crazy,” Bellamy said. “With their vision, not many coaches I've talked to match their vision. You can tell when you sit down with those guys and talk to them they just have that look of ‘Let's go. I want to strap it up and let's go play ball.’”

    That vision that both Meyer and Day share is how to get to the level of playing for championships – showing diligence in their approach to the game, being refined on small details, showing commitment to their players and establishing a competitive program.

    Most of that was by allowing Mickey Marotti to do what he does best and establish a competitive nature in the weight room. But what also made Meyer's teams successful is the competitive, cut-throat nature of his teams. Day isn't quite on that same level, but it's still very much the boiler plate iron sharpens iron motif.

    “You get better, or you get passed up,” Bellamy says.

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  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The scary part about Coach Day is that when he came in, I was like he's a nice guy and, selfishly as a Wolverine, I'm like maybe this is the guy we can beat,” Bellamy told Eleven Warriors in a February interview. “And then I met him, and I'm like, shit, he's just like Urban.

  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  12. matt_thatsme

    matt_thatsme Ain’t nobody got time for that

  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: The communication between Ohio State players and coaches continues to be effective and parents are doing a good job monitoring players with both workouts and classes during these unprecedented times.

    Parents are monitoring the players.......8D
  15. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Rule #1: Nothing good happens after midnight.

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